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strict six has the fewest and smallest parts of any district in san francisco so whether it's fighting for the final round of funding for bo decker park which finally opened and is a beautiful multiuse park in the tenderloin securing $3 million in the such as the a dog and skate park under the 101 freeway or kicking off our d 6 open space acquisition committee to identify more potential sites for open space. we know open space is vital to the health and wellness of our district. we know it's not enough to have open space but our residents must feel safe in using them which is why we were happy to kick off this year, movie nights. housing, we know that balanced
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housing production, building for residents in our all income brackets here in san francisco is essential to our success as a city and we acknowledge that the vast majority it is my role to fight for my affordable housing in each development and area plan and to secure funding for affordable housing. i look forward to working with the boards and mayor's office in making that a reality. in the past few years we welcome the opening of affordable housing throughout the district whether it's the richardson apartment. 60 units of affordable housing and soon the ground breaking of the affordable family housing on sixth and howard, known affectionately as the demonstration building or the building where the furniture is falling out of the windows. i have also been successful in if supporting the rehab of former vacant sites, such as
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fifth and harrison which much more work to ensure the production of housing means housing for everyone and we look forward to the introduction of legislation and funding that will make that a reality. a piece of housing of course, is the ever present issue of homelessness in san francisco. many of my residents live on the streets and as a public servant i'm accountable to everyone whether you live in a penthouse, or you live on our streets, i'm accountable to you and treating you with dignity and respect. no one wants to see our brothers and sisters living on the street and through the data that we have asked the department of public health to collect we realize actually many of them are also our grandmothers and grandfathers and i saw them certainly when i spent a night in our shelter. our homeless shelter is not
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growing, but ageing in place. housing is a part of that answer but we must also address the health and physical and mental well being of our residents. i've been working to enhance shelt shelter shelt shelter services and also increase the number of beds that we provide. there are roughly 1600 beds for the 6,000 men and women and children who live on our streets and we have to provide them essential health services. i have fought for nurses to reside in our shelters at night and supported a funding for a yoga program at night. i'm working with dph to expand our medical shelter and bring higher qualified staff training for those that need it. we cannot treat homelessness as we have for the past several decades. our shelter system was built for young adults in their 20s and
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30s30 30s that are simply out of a job and needs a couple weeks and months to get back on their feet. that is not what the data is showing in who is homeless. the majority is over 40 and perm reform our shelter and housing system. i will continue to be an advocate for public schools as well stemming from our days on the board of education with many of the colleagues here in this room. whether it's funding to support high school students not on track to graduate or increasing funding for arts pe and justice programs, the city can and should do more to fund our public schools. we must make up for where sacramento has failed. we are 49th in the country and that is not the place that we want to state to be in but we
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can do something about that here in san francisco. i was proud to work on the reauthorization of the children's funds and the public education enrichment fund so we're able to do things like extended the school days like having smaller classrooms and funding after school for all. our city must also continue to support our growing job industry and growth in this region, which have provided additional revenue for our city infrastructure and services. we also to make sure that these jobs are accessible to all. whether it is passing the fair chance act that is removing barriers to those with a conviction and arrest history or setting the highest minimum wage and most progressive minimum wage program in the country to close the income gap or ensuring access to health benefits. i'm accountable to making sure we are not just creating jobs but creating jobs with meaningful wages shs benefits and taking down barriers to
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employment. finally i know that i low pressure not be supervisor forever as many of us do in this room. thank you. we know that supporting the capacity of our commune 'til based organizations and neighborhood leaders that residents will far outlast that i'm able to do. we have brought bike racks, benches, public art displays, public leadership brought us safe passages while senior high school problematic blocks in the neighborhood. capacity building and neighborhood leadership in the south of market has brought us more crosswalks the sixth street substation. crossing guards in front of the elementary school increase walking time on king street and on treasure island and on
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treasure island more accountability in the navy highlight first and fore most for giving me another four years. it is an honor to serve and to lead.
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>> working with her from all six years she became a big sister and i learned so much from her about what it means to be genuine about your work to
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have so much integrity to be completely honest. she is so fiercely smart and i just again hope i live up to all that she was able to do for sunset district. to my campaign team him up i want to thank of course i don't know if they're still here but marge on the lower my fundraiser and her team. she had a baby during my first election. i couldn't even tell. she was just as funny to me around the clock just one of the hardest workers i've ever met. along with her team. of course, maggie and i met my campaign managers. they're both you and michael feinstein kevin hennigan patricia martin megan pratt think you so much. either motor watching on tv. of course, we have in our present the auto mall whose old former district supervisor. they do so much. i have some really wonderful ladies to look up to who served in this capacity. again i want to semi-things to all the department heads i know you're back at work but thank you very much. and of course all of my friends my childhood
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friends my girlfriends who were able to make it out here today who support me throughout my life and you really mean so much to you me. sometimes i make fun of me and my gosh you're spending time or hanging out and i think of course. you are what makes me normal and makes me feel normal and i would never give up any of my friendships. of course i want to thank my interns.. all they can and do our work without all of you. their incredible and just a minute i start off as an intern never imagining that i would be here right now in this position. so, watch out you never know. two, of course my parents and my family. my best friend sitting here in the second row here. my mom and dad. my cousin teresa who i grew up with and my sister put her husband stephen, my partner justin. and i would just say that i've mentioned this before, but it's really difficult our jobs but it's even harder for our partners.
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to have to tell them every tuesday i'm not sure what time i'm going to come home. i'm not to join you for dinner. so, thank you so much justin for everything you've done. his parents who are also here thank you so much. they cook dinner for me sometimes. i know i'm so busy. they've such had been incredible support. i really want to thank them so much. so, again i want to congratulate all of the newly reelected supervisor. our new supervisor supervisor christiansen. congratulate pres. read and forward to serving in this capacity and making san francisco even better than it is today. thank you very much. >> [applause] >>thank you supervisor and now i'd like to acknowledge our new colleagues, supervisor julie christiansen representing district 3. >> [applause]
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>>pres. reed, thank you. my colleagues, thank you for your warm welcome. i'm grateful also to city hall staff and the mayor's staff angela peggy and the: all people taking me through food processor of the last couple of days. for 20 years, i've been standing on that side of this rail with adding my comments to three minutes or less. i am going to try to stick with that first long as i can as a supervisor. it is actually this rail that's most on my mind today. i've been on that side since the mid-90s. asking the people on this side to support what i wanted to do and to get help to the people of district 3. now i'm in decide. people will be asking my help and i take that that responsibility very seriously. it is also important
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i think, the other people that have joined us on this side of the rail they are not just here for this extra space for chairs. these are the people that enable all of us to do what we do and probably it's the other people sitting on this side that know what this means to my husband and i to my sister, to my colleagues in adventure in the neighborhood to my dear friends because you can't do this without that kind of support. i am also grateful to the constituents of district 3 web goaded me on in this and of provided such support. i thought it was silly for crane but now i see how this works. there's the moment [inaudible] has just landed on my shoulders. there's a lot of speculation about who i am. in the world that i lived in for the past 20 years in neighborhood advocacy, political labels don't mean much. people are judged by their goals and about their
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success in achieving those goals and those are the labels that i've been proud to amass and working for the people of district 3 in a volunteer capacity. i have worked primarily on litigations. i worked on public realm issues and libraries, and parks, on street safety and transportation, things that make it possible for the people in district 3 to live in the cozy crowded way that they do. now that i'm on this side of the rail, my responsibility are much broader. my obligations more numerous. i understand that in our district we have a lot of vulnerable people who fight to stay there. the best thing about our district is that its density and diversity and in order for it to remain this way, we have to protect the people that live in that neighborhood. and allowing
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people to remain in their homes and threatened by speculative deductions, allowing friends to be manage in such a way that people can be confident that they can remain in the neighborhood they love, this is very important to the people of my district and i understand that is job one. that is clear to me. i have worked with the most vulnerable, with the families and the seniors who use our parks and libraries and user public spaces and i know that they need some comfort and reassurance in their life. i am on it. i know we need to improve transit in district 3 so that not only can we live there but we can actually come and go. i think goals like this are actually shared by all of us. i don't think anyone in city hall one cc seniors evicted from their homes or see especially our lower class and even our middle class neighbors
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to move out of the city. i work with a lot of cities workers in my volunteer capacity and i see them struggle to remain in the city that they serve. so, middle income housing is very important to me. it's true. but i think mayor lee chose me and him very very honored for the faith that he's put in me. i think he chose me not so much for what i think, but for how i think. with mayor lee investigation, consideration, communication, cooperation, are not clich├ęs. they are a way of life. it's the way i try to live my life and the kind of supervisor i will try to be. i also grateful to mayor lee and combine out call colleagues on this board for the air of stability and maturity that they have brought to city hall. and also to the air of accomplishment because i think when we are polarized, as we've seen in washington, as we've seen on a local level, when the powers that be start
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[inaudible] the people lose things don't get accomplished. i think the cooperation that this board has shown is a model for all of us and i look forward to being part of the solution and an illuminator of the problems. people have asked me a lot in the last 24 hours about how i feel about issues that are behind us, both that were taken stands that were taken. i have gotten a lot of questions about what i think is going to happen next november. i can assure you that right now i am focused on what is been in between those things, not what happened in the past, not what is going to happen in several months but on what i can do next week and the week after and the month after that to earn the trust that's been placed in me by the mayor and by the people of my district. district 3 voters are smart. they are engaged. they are vocal. they know their neighborhoods are concerned
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about them. they know the difference between power plays and the power of ideas. and they know the difference between rhetoric and results. i am for results. people know me. i said goals, i achieve them even went and maybe especially when, they're difficult. so, thank you for your warm welcome and i look forward to working with you in the future. >> [applause] >> thank you supervisor christiansen and welcome to the board of supervisors. now, i'd like to acknowledge our continuing supervisors getting with supervisor avalos from district 11. >> i don't have to put my name on the roster actually. i will be very brief. i just want to say welcome to the christiansen
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welcome to the board of survived supervisors and i'm very excited about what you've already done and the energy you bring here as well. i look forward to working with you. to all my colleagues who just recently got reelected, congratulations on your reelection and again i also have had great experience working with all of you and look forward to continuing that effort as well. this year i really want to be focused on how we can work together to deal with our affordability crisis in the city. i think it's a plan needs to be put in place and we need all our offices to work as much together to deal with this as much as we can. i have seen san francisco change before my eyes over the past three or

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